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1999 Fall Sports Update

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For the Week of September 20 to September 26
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News and notes about Muhlenberg athletics
McCabe After a Saturday spent passing the ball around, Michael McCabe has been named offensive player of the week by the Centennial Conference. The Mules’ junior quarterback set CC game records and school records for passing yards (471) and total offense yards (457) in a game. He completed 28 of 36 passes, including the first 10 in a row, and threw four touchdowns. McCabe, who leads the CC in passing yards (330 per game) and efficiency rating (181.63), also shared offensive player of the week honors from the ECAC and USA Football and was named to the “Team of the Week.”

Lancaster’s Suburban Cable TV will broadcast the Sept. 25 football game between Muhlenberg and Franklin & Marshall. The game will be broadcast live in Lancaster County (channel 24) and replayed on Sunday, Sept. 26, at 9 a.m. Fans wishing to purchase a copy of the broadcast may contact Jamie Waechter of Suburban Cable at (717) 239-3861.

Muhlenberg shows up seven times among the NCAA Division III football statistical leaders through games of Sept. 18. The team is 10th in passing offense (330.0 yards per game), 25th in scoring offense (36.0 points per game) and 29th in total offense (424.0 yards per game). Individually, junior quarterback Michael McCabe in fourth in passing efficiency (181.63) and ninth in total offense (320.0 yards per game), and sophomore wide receiver Joshua Carter is third in kickoff returns (43.2 yards per return) and seventh in all-purpose yardage (216.5 yards per game.

Brad Hackett Muhlenberg College has hired Brad Hackett as its first full-time head coach of men’s and women’s track and field since 1990. Hackett, who also will be the director of intramurals and recreation, has coached at the collegiate level for more than 14 years, including one academic year (1994-95) during which he was acting head coach of cross country and track at Syracuse University. He was at Syracuse from 1988 to 1997 following a three years as an assistant at Bucknell and two at Colgate. Since last November, Hackett, a 1983 graduate of Colgate, has served as chair of the Men’s Development Committee for USA Track and Field, with responsibility for all aspects of men’s development in all events, including talent identification and athlete tracking at the junior elite, emerging elite and elite levels. He was the men’s national triple jump chair for USA Track and Field from 1993 to 1998 and served as national spokesperson for the event. In 1991, he was jump instructor for NACAC, an association of 28 countries in North and Central America.

Tuesday, September 21
FIELD HOCKEY at Widener, rained out
MEN’S GOLF at Susquehanna Invitational, rained out after six holes
WOMEN’S SOCCER Moravian 1, Muhlenberg 0. Moravian scored early in the second half to hand the Mules their second straight one-goal loss. The win also gave the Greyhounds a 2-1 lead in the Matte Award standings. Click here for box score.

Wednesday, September 22
WOMEN’S GOLF at Dickinson Classic, cancelled
MEN’S SOCCER Muhlenberg 1, Moravian 0. Senior Johan Hohman scored his first goal of the season — and 23rd of his career — in the 58th minute as Muhlenberg won for the first time in 12 days and tied the Matte Award standings at 2-2. Hohman received a long clearing pass from senior Shane Topping and, with his back to the goal, chipped the ball over the Moravian keeper. The Mules are ranked seventh in the Mid-Atlantic Region, and all six of their games have been shutouts. Click here for box score.
MEN’S TENNIS Kutztown 6, Muhlenberg 1. Junior Robby Richman picked up the lone point in Muhlenberg's lone match of the fall season. Richman, playing at No. 1 singles, lost the first set, but came back to win the second, in a tiebreaker, and the third, which was played as a tiebreaker. Click here for box score.
VOLLEYBALL Muhlenberg 3, Dickinson 1. The Mules snapped a four-match losing skid by winning their Centennial Conference opener. Senior Milena Negrao had 13 digs, 10 assists and 4 aces, while senior Allison Verduin (11) and freshman Meaghan Billie (10) both hit double figures in kills. Click here for results.

Thursday, September 23
FIELD HOCKEY Gettysburg 4, Muhlenberg 0. The sixth-ranked Bullets extended their Centennial Conference winning streak to 18 games and handed the Mules their second straight shutout loss. Freshman Josephine Fasolino made 15 saves in goal. Click here for box score.

Saturday, September 25
CROSS COUNTRY Women went 2-1 at Swarthmore Homecoming Meet, men 0-3. Junior Laura Roth, who finished second overall, led the women's team to wins over Lebanon Valley and Allentown at the quadrangular meet. Sophomore Marah Ritchey, who took fourth, was the only other Muhlenberg runner to place in the top ten. Despite strong showings from sophomore Will Elson (third) and freshman Brendan Gallagher (fourth), the men's team could not manage a win on the day. Click here for complete results.
FIELD HOCKEY Muhlenberg 2, Washington 1. Freshman Holly Pico's first career goal sparked Muhlenberg to a big win against 1998 Centennial Conference runner-up Washington. Pico scored off an assist from Carole Caine with 9:18 to play, setting off a burst of three goals in a span of 4:23. Junior Kelly Gower made it 2-0 with 5:25 left, but 30 seconds later the Shorewomen scored. Freshman Josephine Fasolino made 9 saves as the Mules held on for the win. Click here for box score.
FOOTBALL Muhlenberg 42, Franklin & Marshall 13. Senior Kenyamo McFarlane scored two touchdowns in the second quarter to lead the Mules to their seventh win in a row and their first 3-0 start since 1984. Muhlenberg trailed 7-0 after one but scored four touchdowns in a second-quarter span of 7:27. McFarlane's 27-yard touchdown catch was his 100th career reception, and he later fell on a punt blocked by sophomore Tyler Cathey in the end zone. In between, sophomore Joshua Carter snared a 23-yard scoring pass. Freshman Anthony Wolfsohn completed the blitz with a 10-yard run. Wolfsohn later scored on a 60-yard pass play as junior Michael McCabe threw for three or more touchdowns for the seventh time in 11 games. The defense had seven sacks and junior cornerback Mike Burke picked off two passes. Click here for box score.
WOMEN’S SOCCER Muhlenberg 5, Bryn Mawr 1. Junior Jen Sands scored two goals in the first 10 minutes of play to lead Muhlenberg to a Centennial Conference win. Junior Robin Weiss scored her first goal of the season, and sophomores Nancy Grove and Jennifer Ehret each cashed in goals of their own as the Mules rolled to their biggest offensive output of the season. Click here for box score.
MEN’S SOCCER Muhlenberg 0, Gettysburg 0. A very physical game featured plenty of action but no scoring. Sophomore Robert Pomento made seven saves for the Mules, who entered the game ranked seventh in the Mid-Atlantic Region. The Bullets were fourth in the region and 25th in Division III. Click here for box score.
VOLLEYBALL Bryn Mawr 3, Muhlenberg 0; Western Maryland 3, Muhlenberg 0. The Mules had a disappointing day at Bryn Mawr, dropping a pair of Centennial Conference matches. Sophomore Laura Funsten had 14 assists and 11 digs in the Bryn Mawr match, while senior Allison Verduin notched 13 digs and 15 kills. Junior Jennifer Kahn recorded 10 digs and 3 blocks against Western Maryland, which is ranked sixth in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Click here for box scores.

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Last updated September 25, 1999